RedState Editor Erickson digs "filibuster" hole deeper

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An hour ago, I published a post pointing out that a RedState blogger attacked media outlets referring to Sen. Jim Bunning's (R-KY) move to block legislation that would extend unemployment benefits as a "filibuster." The blogger - Hogan -- called them "freaking idiots" not "capable of comprehension" and lacking "rudimentary understanding of the U.S. Senate." Only problem is, RedState Editor Erick Erickson made the "filibuster" claim at least twice.

Purporting to defend himself, Erickson just tweeted:

OMG, Media Matters is attacking me for calling Bunning's objection a filibuster *last week* based on the initial media reports. How dare I.

Big problem here: of the two examples I included in my post, one was posted yesterday, March 1, at 11:47 am:

The point of supporting Rand Paul was driven home to me last Thursday night as Senator Bunning launched a one man filibuster against the Democrats.

I look forward to Erickson's explanation for why the post he wrote yesterday doesn't count either.

Meanwhile, Erickson has taken to chastising Roll Call for "dumbing down" the discussion of Bunning's actions by calling them a "filibuster."

The mind reels.

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